Paul McCartney is promoting his forthcoming “Flowers in the Dirt” reissue due at the end of the month, and on March 3, the musician released a group of five previously unseen photos taken by Eugene Adebari from the shooting for the video of “This One” from the album. The video was directed by Tim Pope and shot at Battersea, London in 1989. Two different versions of the video were made.
Three of the photos are of Paul McCartney, while two of them feature his first wife, the late Linda McCartney. The photos include one of a beaming McCartney in a stylish derby hat set against a rainbow background, while one of the Linda McCartney photos features her with her hands in rabbit ears playfully behind her head in front of the same colorful background.
The upcoming “Flowers in the Dirt” reissue features some fascinating outtakes from the sessions. These includes early versions of “The Lovers That Never Were,” including some practically bare-bones guitar-piano demos, one a hidden track, with Elvis Costello, and a lively acoustic guitar demo of “My Brave Face,” also sung with Costello. The reissue hits the streets March 24 in several versions, including CD, vinyl and the big box deluxe 3 CD/DVD version. Best Buy also has an exclusive version of the 2-CD version that has an added bonus of a reissue of the 7” “My Brave Face” vinyl single complete with its original picture sleeve.
McCartney goes back on tour at the end of April. He'll play dates on April 27, 29 and 30 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The Cirque du Soleil Beatles' “LOVE” show, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last summer, continues its run at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.